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" The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water : the poop was beaten gold ; Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that The winds were love-sick with them : the oars were silver; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water,... "
The works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with additional notes - Page 259
by William Shakespeare - 1856
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2000 - 48 pages
...gold, Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them. The oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description: she did lie In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold of tissue, O'er picturing that...
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The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 388 pages
...Purple the sails, and so perfumed that 200 The winds were lovesick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, lt beggared all description: she did lie 205 ln her pavilion — cloth-of-gold of tissue — O'er-picturing...
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Shakespeare on Love and Friendship

Allan Bloom - Drama - 2000 - 159 pages
...Enobarbus describes the arrival of the barge and the stunning effect of its movement: the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (II. ii. 194-197) And then we impatiently await description of Cleopatra herself, but are both delighted...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 156 pages
...gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were [silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...we see The fancy outwork nature. On each side her, Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow...
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Alexandria: City of the Western Mind

Theodore Vrettos - History - 2010 - 272 pages
...gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...beggar'd all description: she did lie In her pavilion — cloth-of-gold of tissue — O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature: on...
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Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty

Barry Strauss - Sports & Recreation - 2001 - 176 pages
...gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke and made The...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (Antony and Cleopatra, II, ii) The Romans enjoyed boat races and also mock naval battles. The emperor...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...beggar'd all description: she did lie In her pavilion— doth-of-gold of tissue — O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outrwork nature: on each...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...beggar'd all description: she did lie In her pavilion — cloth-of-gold of tissue — O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature: on...
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Gendered spaces: Wandel des "Weiblichen" im englischen Diskurs der frühen ...

Martina Mittag - English literature - 2002 - 260 pages
...Purple the sails, and so perfumed that/ The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver,/ Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made/...amorous of their strokes. For her own person,/ It bcggar'd all description: she did lie/ In her pavilion - cloth-of-gold of tissue — / O'er-picturing...
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Shakespeare: For All Time

Stanley Wells, Professor of Shakespeare Studies Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 442 pages
...gold: Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them. The oars were silver. Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person. It beggared all description. She did lie In her pavilion - cloth of gold, of tissue O'er-picturing that...
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